When you’ve cast the parties and bottles and good times aside
and learned to
How long must the hangover of the parties and the bottles and good times last?
For some it seems the shadow of their darkest days is doomed to lurk above forever.
How is one to escape the cycle? Prove oneself? Become Whole?
Looking inside oneself and finding the strength to move forward is how.
Walking past a mirror and being able to look at oneself is how.
Laying ones head on a pillow at night and being able to drift peacefully off to sleep is how.
While some may hold onto the shadows, you don’t have to.
Instead, stand in front of the mirror, looking yourself right in the face, and recognize how far you’ve come.